The Gang and Drug Task Force was formed in 2005 and directs its efforts at drug-related issues in a focused manner.
The task force consists of six full-time staff members specifically trained in the enforcement of laws pertaining to narcotics. One sergeant is assigned from the sheriff’s office along with four investigators.
Elk River and Princeton each have assigned one detective to the task force.
Within the Drug Task Force, one Sherburne investigator is assigned to the Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force and another is assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The task force this year will be adding a drug-detection canine.